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County looks for 340 input

By Staff | Oct 27, 2011

The second phase of interactive web-based tool allows public input on the U.S. Route 340 East Gateway Plan, a future transportation and land use plan for the segment of the U.S. 340 between Charles Town/Ranson and Harpers Ferry/Bolivar.

Information received from Phase I (from June 16 to Aug. 16) has been incorporated with other public input received to develop three alternative growth scenarios which are now depicted on the Metro Quest Phase II website, and for which additional involvement is being solicited. This new input will be used by the Jefferson County Departments of Planning and Zoning in developing a preferred growth scenario for this corridor.

The interactive site is easy to use. There are the following five tabs: Challenge, Priorities, Scenarios, Scenario Feedback and Stay Involved.

The next public meeting is Tuesday, Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. at Harpers Ferry KOA. Visit the project website at www.jeffersoncountywv.org/RT340html.

Visit rt340.metroquest.com/ to provide input. The public comment period is through Nov. 14.

Jones to conduct SU?Chorale

Shepherd University’s Masterworks Chorale, under the direction of Erik Reid Jones, will present Ludwig van Beethoven’s Mass in C major, with full orchestra and soloists, on Saturday, Nov. 5, at 8 p.m. at St. James Catholic Church in Charles Town, and on Sunday, Nov. 6, at 7 p.m. at the Frank Center as part of the Friends of Music Concert Series.

Jones, director of choral and vocal activities at Shepherd, received his bachelor of music degree in vocal music education at the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, master of music degree in choral conducting at the University of Cincinnati and doctoral degree in choral conducting at the University of Maryland at College Park. He has taught at the Shenandoah Conservatory, Harford Community College and the University of Maryland. Jones is a published author and choral composer, with more than 20 works to his credit.

The Masterworks Chorale, a vocal ensemble with more than 130 singers, comprised of Shepherd University vocal students and members from the community, presents two full-length productions per year of great masterpieces from the choral literature as well as appearances at the Annual Holiday Gala Concert.

General admission for the Beethoven’s Mass in C Major is $22 in advance and $27 at the door. Faculty, staff and seniors will also pay $22, and it is $15 for students 18 and under.

For ticket information, call 304-876-5765 or visit www.sufom.org.